Jordan Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jordan Township, Minnesota
Jordan Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Jordan Township, Minnesota
Jordan Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°48′14″N 92°16′44″W / 43.80389°N 92.27889°W / 43.80389; -92.27889Coordinates: 43°48′14″N 92°16′44″W / 43.80389°N 92.27889°W / 43.80389; -92.27889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Fillmore
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,263 ft (385 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 412
 • Density 11.5/sq mi (4.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-32156[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664588[2]

Jordan Township is a township in Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 412 at the 2000 census.

Jordan Township was organized in 1858, and named after the Jordan Creek.[3]

Jordan Town Hall was built in 1877 by Thomas Ferguson, a Scottish immigrant stonemason.[4][5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 412 people, 142 households, and 112 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.5 people per square mile (4.4/km²). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 4.3/sq mi (1.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.60% White, 1.70% African American, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 142 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,019, and the median income for a family was $47,917. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,843. About 5.2% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 193. 
  4. ^ Lovejoy, Gretchen Mensink (August 19, 2014). "Jordan Township residents dedicated to town hall restoration". Spring Valley Tribune. Spring Valley, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  5. ^ Lovejoy, Gretchen Mensink (June 30, 2015). "138-year-old Jordan Town Hall restoration project continues". The Chatfield News. Chatfield, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-09-21.